War or Health? : A Reader

War or Health? : A Reader

by Ilkka Taipale (Editor)


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This comprehensive anthology of 70 specially commissioned essays provides an unusually wide-ranging examination of the connection between warfare and human health. Contributors look at the changing character of wars and their effects on civilization, the medical and health aspects of different types of weapons, the changing roles of health professionals in war. the arms trade, social tensions, the media, theories of violence, and war as a social institution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856499514
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction of Illustration—Oliver Whitehead
Preface—Secretary General Kofi Annan, United Nations
Historical View
Different Arms Systems
Health and the Social Effects of Warfare
Social Structures in Connection with Wars
War and Environment
Prevention and Management of Wars

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